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Devotha

PROGRESS

OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $300/MONTH OR $3600 FOR THE YEAR

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Rwanda

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA

Career Medicine

Nursing

CAREER: Nurse

GRAD DATE: July 2020

JOURNEY

    • July 7, 2018 – The biggest challenge Devotha faced this last year was the seriousness of her mother’s illness. Devotha said she learned to trust God and cling to his promises. She was able to remain calm and keep studying to pass all of her classes! This summer, she is looking forward to spending time with her family, and helping them with repairs on their home!
    • May 12, 2018 – Devotha values God’s love for her, and her career in nursing because she enjoys serving others!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Devotha was younger, she hoped to be a nurse or a doctor because she saw the kindness of healthcare providers! In five years, she sees herself fulfilling this dream as a registered nurse and helping her sister with her schooling, both studying and helping pay her tuition!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Devotha’s mother is her biggest inspiration, because of her persistence, hard work, and because she is always laughing no matter the situation!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – The last book Devotha read was, Igitabo Cy’umugenzi. It helped her to realize that in every journey there are challenges, but that God has a plan for our lives and no matter how hard life may get that God is always on her side!
    • Dec 18, 2017 – On Christmas day, Devotha says people eat special meals, dance a traditional dance called Amaraba and wear traditional clothes called Imishanana. Devotha thinks the word her friends would describe her as is “kind” because she is always respectful and willing to help others.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Devotha is overwhelmed with thankfulness for everyone who has invested in her and made it possible to achieve her dream of attending university! She loves all the Christmas day and New Year celebration events and enjoy with family.
    • Oct 8,2017 – Devotha had a busy summer helping her family with their cultivating. She is excited to be back at school to see her friends again!
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Devotha wishes more people knew about Rwanda is how the much communities show their support for one another.
    • March 28, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things she values most, Devotha said God, caring for others and These Numbers Have Faces!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – The things that make Devotha feel most empowered are having someone to advise her, working with others, achieving her goals and trusting in God!
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year, a challenge Devotha faced was trying to find employment, as she is responsible for many things in her family. She learned how to work hard and not forget how her life has a purpose.
    • Dec 8, 2016 – Devotha has big plans for 2017. She wants to create a group for helping patients who don’t have someone to care for them, AND she wants to start a nursing co-op to help start a medical group!

Devotha’S CIRCLE

  • S. Hall – Cambria Heights, NY
  • H. Price Curran – Cayucos, CA

BIO

Devotha is from the Eastern Province of Rwanda and grew up with her mother and two siblings. In her community, it is more common for girls to get pregnant and married than go to school. Experiencing her family’s poverity, Devotha was determined to pursue her education so that she could change her family’s situation, even if it meant taking the path less traveled.

From an early age, Devotha admired nurses who cared for people and maintained such positive attitudes. These are the women who inspired to study nursing at university! Devotha is the first person in her family to go to university. Her goal is to be an example to other women in Rwanda, to show them they can be strong, independent, and do the impossible!